Physical Disabilities

The Adult and Community Services Directorate provides support for people with a physical or sensory disability to enable them to continue an independent life-style. Those who are eligible and request such help receive a detailed assessment of need by a Care Manager. A care plan is then agreed between the person and any carer(s) involved.

Current services include:

If you are already a service user, and you have recently had a change of circumstance, or a change of your details has occurred, please let us know by filling out the Change of Circumstances Online Form.

For further information please call the Access Team on 01628 683744 or complete the on-line contact/self-referral form.


Practical advice on daily living equipment

Living made easy is a website that provides practical advice on daily living equipment. It is supported by the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF), a national charity that is the leading source of impartial advice, information and training on independent living for disabled adults and children, older people, carers and care professionals.

http://www.livingmadeeasy.org.uk/


The Mental Capacity Act 2005

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 represents a major advance in that it provides a comprehensive statutory framework for assisting those lacking capacity, for example, those with dementia, learning disability, mental health problems or stroke and head injuries, to make decisions for themselves wherever possible and for proper decisions to be made by others when that is not possible. However, to be successful the framework has to be "accompanied by changes in attitude which recognise the rights of those lacking capacity and the need to instil respect and good practice in dealing with them". (Joint Committee)

Click on the following link for information on the Mental Capacity Act

Click on the following link for a summary of the Act


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Modified: 2009-05-05
Published: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:51:52
Author: Michaela Helman
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